British Invasion

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British Invasion

SATURDAY, AUGUST 04 | 7:30pm

108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

British music has always held a special place in the hearts of the American people. For our opening night concert we will travel across the pond to bring you music written for and inspired by royal and aristocratic life. Sir Edward Elgar’s noble, dignified and emotional music is a characteristically English voice. His masterwork of the cello repertoire, the Cello Concerto in E Minor, will be performed by Cincinnati native Coleman Itzkoff who has been praised by The New Yorker for his “flawless technique and keen musicality.” The soaring soundtrack to the award-winning PBS television drama Downton Abbey will set the stage for our grand finale, Haydn’s “London” symphony, a fitting final statement from one of the most important – and fun – symphonic composers. A special guest from the Taft Museum of Art will also share pieces of art from their exquisite collection.

Eckart Preu, conductor

Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Ellen Stedtedfeld, commentator
senior manager of adult programs, Taft Museum of Art

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: FROM Solomon, HWV 67 | More Info | YouTube
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

WILLIAM BOYCE: Symphony No. 5 in D Major (CCO Premiere) | More Info | YouTube
   Allegro ma non troppo – Adagio ad lib – Allegro assai
   Tempo di Gavotta
   Tempo di Minuetto

EDWARD ELGAR, ARR. IAIN FARRINGTON: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 | More Info | YouTube
   I. Adagio – Moderato
   II. Lento – Allegro molto
   III. Adagio
   IV. Allegro; Moderato; Allegro, ma non troppo
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

JOHN LUNN: “Downton Abbey: The Suite” (CCO Premiere) | More Info | YouTube

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob I:104 | More Info | YouTube
   I. Adagio – Allegro
   II. Andante
   III. Menuetto – Allegro
   IV. Spiritoso

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

Photo credit: Michael Wilson

Eckart Preu, conductor

Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Ellen Stedtefeld, commentator


Check out this video of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.


Concert Sponsor

Artist Sponsors

Tom Osterman, Bruce & Jeanine Aronow, Larry Holt & Beth Whelan

Music Sponsor

Reception Sponsor


School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Aug 04 2018


7:30 pm

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